Mike Bursell

CEO and co-founder, Profian

“Mike Bursell is CEO of Profian, a company in the Confidential Computing space. He is one of the co-founders of the Enarx project and a visible presence in the Confidential Computing Consortium. Mike has previously worked at companies including Red Hat, Intel and Citrix, with roles working on security, virtualisation and networking. After training in software engineering, he specialised in distributed systems and security. He regularly speaks at industry events in Europe, North America and APAC.

Professional interests include: Confidential Computing, Linux, trust, open source software, security, distributed systems, blockchain, virtualisation.

Mike has an MA from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from the Open University, and is author of “Trust in Computer Systems and the Cloud”, published by Wiley.

Pronouns: He/Him/His